Monday, 30 July 2018

Cresco 06-800 ZK-PWT at Kairanga 26-7-2018

On a blustery Manawatu afternoon topdressing aircraft were safely parked away including the resident Cresco ZK-PWT (c/n 010) at Hallett Griffin's base at Kairanga, just outside Palmerston North.

ZK-PWT is now owned by Aerospread Ltd of Napier, having been registered to them on 8/2/18.  Aerospread have purchased Hallett Griffin's aerial topdressing business with Hallett continuing aerial spraying as Griffin Ag Air Ltd.  Hallett Griffin had owned the Cresco under Kairanga Aviation Ltd ownership since 27/8/98 and the registration was changed to ZK-PWT on 1/7/99.  Ownership then changed to Griffin Ag Air Ltd on 23/7/09.

This aircraft was the first PT 6 powered Cresco and originally was operated by the Taumarunui Aerial Co-operative Society Ltd of Taumarunui, being first registered to them on 6/11/92, and it is photo'd above at the 1992 Aviation Expo at Auckland International airport. (Photo from the Wings Over NZ Cresco thread).

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